Llandefaelog Wood

Reserve information


  Location

From Brecon, take the B4520 Upper Chapel road. After approximately three miles turn left at a junction signed for Sarnau. Immediately turn left again, to follow a track past a bungalow and through a metal gate. Just beyond the gate, on the right, go through a wooden pedestrian gate and follow the narrow path up the hill towards the woodland between two fences. At the top of the field the path turns right and brings you to the entrance to the reserve.
Map reference
SO 029 322

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  Opening Times
24/7/365

  Size
1.6 hectares

  Access
No wheelchair access

  Walking information
There is a waymarked circular trail around the wood, along unsurfaced trails.

  Parking
Car parking is difficult.  Please take care not to cause an obstruction

  Dogs
Dogs must be on lead

  Grazing animals
no

  Reserve manager
Brecknock Wildlife Trust
Tel: (01874) 625708

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Llandefaelog Wood

The woodland is a peaceful place to visit and unwindLlandefaelog Wood Nature Reserve

This reserve is a charming small area of woodland renowned for its floral display.

What to look out for:

Wild daffodilsIn March to April the path along the southern side of the reserve is surrounded by beautiful wild daffodils. Later on in May, the floor of the reserve is carpeted with the blues and purples of bluebells with their wonderful scent. These contrast with the fresh greens of newly opened leaves. Look out for the occassional white bluebell.Bluebells carpet the woodland in late spring
The distinctive piping call of the nuthatch and the laughter-like "yaffle" call of the green woodpecker can often be heard across this beautiful woodland. In spring and summer, the delightful pied flycatcher can be seen with its distinctive black and white colours. Children from nearby Cradoc School have made nest boxes for these birds which can be seen attached to the trunks of trees.
There are two small ponds in the reserve, which are attractive to frogs and toads. They were created to increase the number of flying insects in the reserve, such as midges, which are a food supply for bats.
 

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